Enlarge Your Cursor

If you often find yourself searching for your cursor while editing, changing your cursor size could be helpful. This is not an application option, but you can change your cursor width by changing your computer settings. In order to do this, you will first need to know your operating system. Click on the “Start” button and then “Help and Support”. You should be able to find your operating system listed there. Most of us will have either Windows 7 or Windows XP. My computer is a few years old, so I’m still on Windows XP.

 If you are using Windows XP, you have the ability to change the text cursor blink rate and width. To access these settings, click on the “Start” menu and select “Control Panel”. Once the control panel is open, click on “Accessibility Options” and select the display tab. This is where you will customize the cursor options.

To access these options using Windows 7, click on the “Start” menu and select “Control Panel”. From there, click on the mouse icon.


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